The president of the White House Correspondents Association, Zeke Miller, denounced President Trump in a statement for his boarding his motorcade for a photo op around the Walter Reed National Medical Hospital without the protective travel pool which is supposed to accompany the President whenever he is out of the White House.
Read the statement:
“It is outrageous for the president to have left the hospital — even briefly — amid a health crisis without a protective pool present to ensure that the American people know where their president is and how he is doing. Now more than ever, the American public deserves independent coverage of the president so they can be reliably informed about his health.”
Some context: The White House press pool was not notified about Trump’s movement outside of Walter Reed medical center, according to the latest pool report.
There was a travel photo lid issued by the White House earlier today, indicating the President would not be seen in public.
It is highly irregular for the press pool not to accompany the President during a movement.
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